Dale E. Roberts

Written by Theresa Rose on March 10, 2015

Dale E. Roberts, 76, of Mt. Sterling died at 5:15 P.M. Monday March 9, 2015 at University Hospital, Iowa City from injuries suffered while cutting trees on his farm near Mt. Sterling.

He was born March 6, 1939 at Roscoe, MO to Claude and Ruth Roeder Roberts, graduated from Cantril High School and married Betty Gregg June 1, 1959 in Mt. Sterling Methodist Church.

Dale operated a sawmill near Mt. Sterling for many years and raised cattle. He loved to hunt Indian artifacts and was a founding member of Hawkeye State Archaeological Society, served on the Harness Cemetery Board and Fox River Drainage District Board.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Debra Schmitt (Verne) of New London and Darla Roberts of Mt. Sterling, two grandsons Jacob Schmitt (Kayla) of Mt. Union and Justin Schmitt (Kara) of New London, a great-granddaughter Brooklyn Schmitt, his mother, Ruth Roberts of Roscoe, MO, three brothers, Bill Roberts of Springfield, MO, Lee Roberts of Burlington and Ted Roberts (Pam) of Republic, MO, two sisters, Irene Bell (Robert) of Stockton, MO, Neva Mallicoat (Albert) of Eldorado, MO and a sister-in-law, Joy Roberts of Mt. Sterling. He was preceded in death by his father, a sister Janie Lou See and two brothers, Carl and Roy Roberts

In accordance with Dales wishes his body has been cremated. Visitation will open at 3 P.M. with family present from 5-7 P.M. Friday March 13, 2015 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua. A memorial service will be held in Roscoe, Mo at a later date with burial of cremains in Harness Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. Memorials to Harness Cemetery may be left at funeral home or mailed to the family at 205 Hickory Street, Mt. Sterling, IA 52573